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Have a coolpix S3500 get an error message "can not use this

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Have a coolpix S3500 get an error message "can not use this card" now despite the fact I have used the same sd card for storage in the past. Tried new sd cards of larger sizes and get the same message
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Camera and Video
Expert:  Neil replied 1 year ago.

Hi

The card may have developed a fault... Try downloading all photos off the card then reformat the card inside the camera... However from your description it sounds like there may be a fault with the card reader in the camera...

If no luck formatting the card or a new card then look inside the card slot with a flash light for any bent pins or debri... If clear and still under warranty then return for a repair...

Expert:  Neil replied 1 year ago.
Here is the list of approved cards for the s3500:
https://support.nikonusa.com/app/answers/detail/a_id/18674/~/approved-memory-cards---coolpix-s3500

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